A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

Editor(s): Gene Andrew Jarrett

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474

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Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day

  • Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leading into the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporary African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies
  • Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches to African American literature
  • Features essays by leading established literary scholars as well as newer voices

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  1. Part I: The Literatures of Africa, Middle Passage, Slavery, and Freedom: The Early and Antebellum Periods, c.1750–1865

  2. Part II: New Negro Aesthetics, Culture, and Politics: The Modern Period, 1865–c.1940

  3. Part III: Reforming the Canon, Tradition, and Criticism of African American Literature: The Contemporary Period, c.1940–Present

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